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Alabama Republican Assembly Endorses Ron Paul for President

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by JGrubbs, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. JGrubbs

    JGrubbs New Member

    Feb 4, 2004
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    BIRMINGHAM, January 26—The Alabama Republican Assembly today announced the winner of its Presidential Endorsing Convention held on January 26, 2008 at the Birmingham Marriott.

    Delegates from ALRA clubs around the state attended the endorsing convention to select their choice for the Republican nomination. The ALRA requires a 2/3rds majority to endorse a candidate, otherwise no endorsement is made.

    Republican Ron Paul succeeded in winning the ALRA endorsement on the 1st round of voting. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee came in second.

    “We congratulate Ron Paul on winning the ALRA endorsement,” said Elaine Little, Chairman of the Endorsing Convention. “It’s evident that the overwhelming majority of delegates determined that Congressman Paul best represents the Republican platform and the conservative values of limited government and personal freedom.”

    Little went on to explain that in a crowded field of several candidates, it’s unusual that an endorsement would be won on the first ballot.

    The ALRA hosted a corresponding straw poll that was open to the public while the endorsing convention was taking place. The winner of the straw poll, with 81% of total votes cast was Ron Paul, with Mike Huckabee coming in second with 13% and Mitt Romney in third with 6%.

    “Ron Paul’s grassroots support is second to none among all other republican campaigns this cycle,” stated attorney Tom Davis, Vice President of the ALRA and delegate to the endorsing convention. “The results of our straw poll parallel the results in most straw polls throughout the country. Ron Paul has clearly excited many new people and energized them to get involved in the political process. The Republican Party should be grateful for all the ‘new blood’ coming in as a result of Congressman Paul’s message of freedom and returning to the Constitution.”

    The Alabama Republican Assembly is a grass-roots volunteer organization chartered by the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. The NFRA was founded in 1997 to promote conservative values and principles in the Republican Party.

    Ronald Reagan referred to the NFRA as “the conscience if the Republican Party.”

    Source: http://thirdpartywatch.com/2008/01/26/ron-paul-endorsed-by-alabama-republican-assembly/
  2. betterthanideserve

    betterthanideserve New Member

    Aug 16, 2007
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    I think that the state of tennessee as a whole may suprise everyone too, although I don't expect the nominating committee to endorse Paul I think it is entirely possible to see the people of tennessee turn out for Paul in high numbers...:thumbs: